The paddling community is overflowing with likeable characters but some people still manage to stand out from the crowd. Brenton Carle at Canoe the Coorong is one of those people. His love of nature is second to none, he is a great conversationalist, and he is quite simply an all round good bloke. Brenton’s brilliant company mixed with one of the most stunning and iconic paddling destinations in Australia is a surefire recipe for an unforgettable day on the water.
The Coorong is a “natural wonder” of Australia that deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Uluru, The Twelve Apostles, Kakadu, the Bungle Bungles, Lake Eyre, and The Great Barrier Reef. Often referred to as an inland sea, it can be more accurately described as a 100-kilometre-long wetland separated from the Southern Ocean by the windswept sand dunes and tussocky vegetation of Younghusband Peninsula. The world community recognised the ecological importance of the Coorong in 1985 by acknowledging it as a Ramsar Wetland of International Significance.
This is a truly remarkable place where you will unquestionably see hundreds of birds, there is a good chance you will meet both long-nosed fur seals and emus on the same day, and if you are very lucky you may even be delighted by pods of happy dolphins.
Canoe the Coorong offers tours for people of all ages and skill levels. Popular tours include a three-hour Coorong sunset tour of the Murray Mouth, a full day all-inclusive Coorong tour, overnight camps and, for real adventurers, a four-day expedition covering almost 100 kilometres. Kayak hire is also available. For more information, or to make a booking, head to the Canoe the Coorong website.